Farmers » Tuscan Hen Foods
fresh pasta, pizza dough, pesto, sauces
- Outdoor market
Partners Lorraine Orbon and Kathy Redding have been sharing a common bond of a love of travel and Italian Cuisine for years. In September of 2013 they started Tuscan Hen Foods and decided to start sharing their artisan pasta and sauces at local Farmer's Markets.
Tuscan Hen pastas are made incorporating market produce as it comes in season, so there is always new pasta flavors to experience. The food produced by Tuscan Hen follows the tradition of Italian cuisine; simple preparation with fresh, quality ingredients. All the flours are organic and sourced in the Midwest.
Italian grandmas rarely buy pasta in shops for the Sunday lunch. They make it in the morning in the traditional way it was made by their mothers and grandmothers. Lorraine cranked her first sheet of fresh pasta at the side of her Italian born grandmothers at age six and has never stopped making pasta since then. After receiving her MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and working as an accountant Lorraine decided to switch gears and to turn her passion for cooking into a reality by earning an Associate Degree in Culinary and Hospitality Management in 2013 from the College of Lake County.
Kathy began her culinary journey while living in Europe, where she enrolled in London's Cordon Blue Cooking School. Kathy has traveled extensively while residing in Europe, however her favorite culinary destination is Tuscany.